Line Of Actual Control: News

Line of Actual Control or LAC is the line that demarcates between Indian-controlled territory and Chinese-controlled area in Jammu and Kashmir, a former princely state. LAC was formed after the 1962 war, which lasted for a month, and resulted in the Chinese victory. In early May, a brawl erupted between the troops of both the countries, which was followed by another attack by the Chinese soldiers at several remote areas along the Himalayas. While the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing had accused that “the Indian Army has crossed the line,” India’s Ministry of External Affairs, led by S. Jaishankar has declined to comment. This simmering tension between the two countries does give rise to fears of a war, which experts feel is baseless.

21 Mar 2024

Narendra Modi

US 'strongly opposes' China's claim over Arunachal Pradesh

The United States recognizes Arunachal Pradesh as Indian territory, a senior official of the Joe Biden administration has said.

21 Feb 2024


21st round of India-China Corps Commander talks held, no breakthrough

The 21st Corps Commander Level Meeting between India and China took place on Monday at the Chushul-Moldo border meeting point.

22 Oct 2023


China continues to develop military infrastructure along LAC: Pentagon

China continues to maintain a considerable military presence along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with India, The Times of India reported, citing the Pentagon's yearly assessment of Chinese military capability.

29 Sep 2023

Arunachal Pradesh

Arunachal integral part of India, China claim baseless: CM Khandu

Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Friday firmly declared that the state has always been and will remain an integral part of India and dismissed any claim over the state made by China.

30 Aug 2023


China carves out bunkers in Aksai Chin to counter India

China has reportedly initiated major military construction activities in Aksai Chin, a region claimed by India to be its integral part.

29 Aug 2023

Xi Jinping

New Chinese map shows Arunachal Pradesh, Aksai Chin in China

In a seemingly arbitrary move, China reportedly released the 2023 edition of its "standard map" on Monday, which wrongly showed parts of India as Chinese territories.

26 Aug 2023

Narendra Modi

Modi-Xi BRICS meeting: Differing statements cast doubts over LAC de-escalation 

India and China issued conflicting statements about Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping's meeting at the BRICS Summit, raising doubts about the progress made in de-escalating tensions along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), The Indian Express reported.

25 Aug 2023

Narendra Modi

PM Modi, Jinping discuss India-China relations at BRICS Summit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping engaged in a "candid and in-depth exchange of views" on the current state of India-China relations and other shared interests during the recent BRICS Summit in South Africa, the Chinese foreign ministry said.

14 Aug 2023

Narendra Modi

LAC standoff: 19th round of India-China military talks today

India and China are scheduled to hold their 19th round of military talks on Monday ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's face-to-face meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the BRICS Summit in South Africa.

12 Jun 2023

Rajeev Chandrasekhar

Centre may ban gaming apps involved in betting: IT minister

The central government will likely ban gaming apps in India that are involved in alleged betting and other activities harmful to people, said the Minister of Electronics and Information Technology Rajeev Chandrasekhar.

29 Apr 2023

S Jaishankar

India-China ties 'abnormal' due to border agreement violations: S Jaishankar

External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar has said India wants to strengthen its relations with all countries, adding ties between India and China fall into a different category because of their current "abnormal" nature, PTI reported.

27 Apr 2023


After Ladakh, China calls for no-patrol zones all along LAC

China has reportedly called on India to agree to a moratorium on patrolling in not just the disputed border areas in Ladakh but all along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), which borders Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Sikkim, and Arunachal Pradesh.

24 Apr 2023

Indian Army

India, China hold border talks ahead of SCO meeting

The Indian Army and the People's Liberation Army (PLA) of China held the 18th round of Corps Commander talks on Sunday to resolve tensions along the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

09 Apr 2023

Amit Shah

Amit Shah to visit Arunachal Pradesh, launch programs near LAC

Union Home Minister Amit Shah will reportedly visit Kibithoo—a strategically important village in Arunachal Pradesh near the Line of Actual Control (LAC)—on Monday to launch the Centre-sponsored "Vibrant Villages Programme" for the development of villages at the India-China border.

29 Mar 2023

Ajit Doval

Respect territorial integrity: Ajit Doval slams China at India-led SCO

Ajit Doval, India's National Security Advisor (NSA), took a veiled dig at China during a meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) on Wednesday, saying that members of the group must respect the territorial integrity of other countries.

27 Mar 2023


China skips G20 meeting in Arunachal Pradesh amid LAC row 

China on Sunday reportedly skipped a critical G20 meeting in Arunachal Pradesh's capital, Itanagar, which was attended by nearly 100 international representatives, including those from the United States.

18 Mar 2023

S Jaishankar

Ladakh border situation dangerous; India-China forces deployed very close: Jaishankar

External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar on Saturday said that the Indian and Chinese militaries were deployed very close to each other in parts of Ladakh where the situation between the two countries was "fragile and dangerous."

05 Feb 2023

Central Government

Centre initiates process to ban over 230 Chinese apps: Report

The central government has decided to ban over 230 mobile applications with Chinese links that allegedly pose a security threat to the country, News18 reported.

29 Jan 2023


Joshimath crisis: Official survey claims no new cracks; locals disagree

An official survey found no new property damage in Joshimath, Uttarakhand, since January 20, PTI reported citing the Chamoli district administration officials.

25 Jan 2023


India lost access to 26 patrolling points in Ladakh: Report

In a worrying disclosure, a senior police officer in Ladakh revealed that India allegedly lost access to 26 of 65 patrolling points in the Union Territory's eastern part, The Hindu reported.

12 Jan 2023

Indian Army

Joshimath: Army relocates troops as 25+ military installations develop cracks

The Indian Army relocated an undisclosed number of troops from the sinking Himalayan town of Joshimath in Uttarakhand after 25-28 military installations developed cracks, Chief of the Army Staff, General Manoj Pande, informed on Thursday.

25 Dec 2022


Willing to resolve border tensions with India, says China

China has expressed a willingness to cooperate with India to improve bilateral ties and stabilize border areas.

20 Dec 2022


#NewsBytesExplainer: What's Rule 267 that Opposition invoked in Rajya Sabha?

Both houses of the Parliament have been witnessing a stormy winter session over the recent India-China clash at the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

20 Dec 2022

Mallikarjun Kharge

Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge's 'dog remark' triggers backlash from BJP

Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge's remarks that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had not lost "even a dog" for the country sparked a heated debate in Parliament.

19 Dec 2022

Lok Sabha

Shouldn't disrespect jawans: S Jaishankar to Rahul Gandhi in Parliament

Speaking in Lok Sabha during the winter session of the Parliament on Monday, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar hit back at Congress MP Rahul Gandhi, saying criticism isn't an issue, but jawans shouldn't be disrespected.

19 Dec 2022

Arunachal Pradesh

LAC clash: Parliament likely to witness uproar this week too

The Opposition is set to bring up the issue of the border clash between Indian and Chinese forces in Arunachal Pradesh again in the Parliament this week.

13 Dec 2022


LAC situation 'stable,' says China days after face-off with India

China's Foreign Ministry on Tuesday said the situation was "stable" on its border with India days after a clash between the militaries of both countries near the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Arunachal Pradesh.

13 Dec 2022

Rajnath Singh

LAC clash: Indian Army foiled China's landgrab attempt, says Rajnath

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday addressed the Parliament over the clash between Indian and Chinese troops near the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Arunachal Pradesh on Friday.

13 Dec 2022


LAC clash: Opposition corners Centre, to raise issue in Parliament

After questioning the Centre's "silence"—prompted by the clash between Indian and Chinese soldiers at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Arunachal Pradesh last week—the Opposition is set to raise the issue in Parliament on Tuesday, which could see a heated sitting.

12 Dec 2022

India China Border

Indian, Chinese soldiers clashed in Arunachal Pradesh last week: Reports

Indian and Chinese soldiers clashed along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the Tawang Sector in Arunachal Pradesh last week, reports quoting government sources claimed on Monday.

08 Jun 2022


Chinese infra build-up near Ladakh 'alarming', says top US General

The latest remarks by a top US general may cause new problems for the Centre and raise many eyebrows in India.

07 Nov 2021

Arunachal Pradesh

'Chinese village' from Pentagon report a PLA settlement: Arunachal official

A site along the disputed area near Arunachal Pradesh's Upper Subansiri district has been turned into a military camp of China's People's Liberation Army (PLA), an official reportedly said.

10 Oct 2021

Indian Army

India, China to hold 13th round of military talks today

India and China will hold the 13th round of high-level military talks on Sunday to achieve further disengagement in the remaining friction points in eastern Ladakh.

08 Oct 2021

Indian Army

India, China had brief face-off in Tawang last week: Reports

Indian and Chinese troops were reportedly engaged in yet another face-off last week along the Line of Actual Control in Arunachal Pradesh.

02 Oct 2021

Indian Army

India to take up border issues with China before normalcy

India has decided to take up long-standing border issues with China one by one before bilateral normalcy can be restored between the two neighboring countries.

14 Aug 2021


Gallantry medals for 20 ITBP troops for fighting Chinese PLA

Twenty personnel of the India-China Line of Actual Control guarding the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) force have been awarded gallantry medals for displaying bravery during clashes between militaries of the two countries in Ladakh last year.

21 Jul 2021


Indian Army on alert as China enhances activity along LAC

Indo-China border tensions refuse to be resolved, as around 40 soldiers of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) were seen patrolling the area along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) near Barahoti area in Uttarakhand, reports said on Wednesday.

22 Mar 2021

India China Border

India, China to discuss disengagement at Gogra-Hot Springs next

The 11th round of talks to resolve the border row between India and China this month is reportedly surround around disengagement in the Gogra-Hot Springs area of eastern Ladakh.

21 Feb 2021

India China Border

India, China discuss further disengagement during 10th round of talks

India and China held the 10th round of talks to resolve a border conflict along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh.

20 Feb 2021


India, China hold 10th round of Corps Commander-level talks today

After completing the disengagement process between the Indian and Chinese militaries at the banks of Pangong Tso Lake in Ladakh, both sides are holding the 10th round of Corps Commander-level talks on Saturday.

14 Feb 2021

India China Border

India-China row: Pangong Tso disengagement to be completed by Friday

The first phase of disengagement along the India-China border around Ladakh's Pangong Tso lake will reportedly be complete by Friday.

11 Feb 2021

India China Border

First phase of India-China disengagement to conclude by February-end: Report

The first phase of disengagement along the India-China border around Ladakh's Pangong Tso Lake will reportedly be complete by the end of February.

10 Feb 2021

India China Border

India, China start disengagement along Pangong lake: Chinese Defense Ministry

In a major breakthrough in efforts to resolve the months-long Indo-China border conflict, China's Defense Ministry announced that both Indian and Chinese troops have started the disengagement process from the north and south banks of Pangong Lake in eastern Ladakh.

23 Jan 2021


India, China to hold 9th Corps Commander-level talks on Sunday

The military commanders of India and China will reportedly meet on January 24 to hold the ninth round of Corps Commander-level talks to address the ongoing military standoff and defuse the border tensions in the Eastern Ladakh region.

09 Jan 2021

Indian Army

Ladakh: Chinese soldier captured by army on LAC's Indian side

The Indian Army on Saturday said a Chinese soldier has been apprehended on the Indian side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the Chushul sector of eastern Ladakh.

12 Nov 2020

India China Border

After China indicates de-escalation, India turns tank guns away: Report

Months into the India-China border standoff, the Indian forces reportedly decided to turn the face of their tanks away from enemy positions.

21 Oct 2020

Indian Army

Chinese soldier, held in Ladakh after crossing LAC, handed back

A People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldier who had been apprehended by the Indian forces after he strayed across the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh was handed over to China on Tuesday night, officials said.

10 Oct 2020

India China Border

Talks won't help: US NSA on India-China border row

As talks to resolve border tensions between India and China have remained fruitless, the United States National Security Advisor (NSA) has said that it is time to accept that dialogue will not persuade China to change.

India and China discuss 5-point plan to ease border tensions

India and China held a fresh round of diplomatic talks under the Working Mechanism for Consultation & Coordination (WMCC).

India says it never accepted China's 1959 interpretation of LAC

India on Tuesday reacted to China's claim that it abides by the 1959 interpretation of the Indo-China border, the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

13 Sep 2020

India China Border

LAC: India prepares for tense winter along border with China

Amid growing tensions along the Indo-China border, the Line of Actual Control (LAC), India is preparing for a prolonged standoff through the winter.

02 Aug 2020

India China Border

India, China to hold fifth round of disengagement talks today

India and China will hold the fifth round of talks focusing on disengagement along the Line of Actual Control in Eastern Ladakh on Sunday.

Fifth round of LAC talks with China likely next week

India and China are expected to hold the next round military talks next week as the disengagement process at Pangong Tso is yet to see completion.

25 Jul 2020


LAC tensions: China, India agree on "early and complete disengagement"

Hostile neighbors China and India have reportedly come on the same page as far as early and complete disengagement along the Line of Actual Control is concerned, New Delhi said on Friday after the 17th meeting of Working Mechanism for Consultation & Coordination on India-China Border Affairs (WMCC).

17 Jul 2020


Talks underway with China but can't guarantee success: Rajnath Singh

On Friday, during a visit to Leh, his first since the violent clash at Galwan Valley, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh said talks are underway with China but there is no guarantee that they would prove fruitful.

02 Jul 2020


While LAC simmers with tensions, LoC being watched too

Already engaged with an eyeball-to-eyeball conflict with China along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), the Indian armed forces have not lost sight of the Line of Control (LoC) from where Pakistan regularly launches attacks.

22 Jun 2020


Forces allowed to "respond adequately", situation tense along LAC

A week after China's People's Liberation Army attempted to change the status quo at the Galwan Valley, the situation along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) continues to be tense.

10 Jun 2020

India China Border

Ladakh standoff: China says 'positive consensus' reached with India

China said on Wednesday that it had reached "positive consensus" with India over recent border tensions in Eastern Ladakh.

07 Jun 2020


India, China agree to peacefully resolve border issue, says MEA

Both India and China have agreed to peacefully resolve ongoing Ladakh standoff, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Sunday.